Nov 162011

Friend or “friendlie?” Marketing guru Seth Godin says friends are those people who we have a real relationships, while “friendlies” are those we share a digital link but no real connection.

I heard a story the other day that made me laugh. A man who is active in a social network was in a chat room with his favorite online community when his spouse walked in, looked over his shoulder, and teased, “You’re must be talking to your imaginary friends again.”

While imaginary friends are okay (I had one growing up named “Johnny Angel.”), they aren’t the same as real friends. At this point in my life, I want connection. I want friends.

Do you consider yourself my friend or friendly? If I am a friendlie, how can I earn your friendship? E-mail me. I want to know.